IF ROUND 3 of the Indian Super League was the round of fireworks as teams like Chennaiyin and Goa sought to re-establish themselves with lots of goals, sending the customary firework system off every time, the 4th round was the round of grit, where we got to see all four winners putting up strong defensive displays, keeping clean sheets, and clinching victories by one or two goal margins.
A LATE GOAL from Richard Gadze saw Delhi Dynamos claim a narrow 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters in a tightly fought ISL enoconter at Kochi tonight.
Two quality defences stood strong and cancelled each others' attacking forces out in a true game of equals in Kochi, as Kerala Blasters and Delhi Dynamos finished the first half at a 0-0 deadlock.
DELHI DYNAMOS take on Kerala Blasters at their own backyard in what has the potential to be a clash between two defences, in a cerebral, tense encounter.
ROUND THREE OF THE ISL saw a lot of teams finally figure themselves out, and the beginnings of what may well turn out to be the steady trends that will prevail throughout the tournament and shape its course. If the morning shows the day, well the ISL is just about past the dawn phase. And we at TFG bring you, once again, a few of those who shined, and a few who fizzed right out. It's Tops & Flops time folks!
As the early wins and losses kick in and the teams now enter a crucial phase of the Indian Super League, we at TFG are diving into the realms of possibilities and predicting the outcomes of all the matches, round by round. That is to say we are putting in writing and willing to bet on what we talk and argue about all day in office. It's fun, but SERIOUS, and we back it with sufficient amounts of number-crunching and astute analysis.
THE LIONS RAIDED the Stallions' home and snatched a victory tonight as Delhi Dynamos claimed a 2-1 win over Pune City in a 3rd round ISL encounter, thanks to goals from Robin Singh and Richard Gadze.
A perfectly positioned header from newly-returned national team star Robin Singh saw Delhi Dynamos end the first half with a crucial 1-0 lead over home side FC Pune City in a third round ISL encounter.
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